It’s August, and many of you have children who are starting another year of school. I know as parents we all want to promote hard work and encourage their studies. Perhaps you’re thinking about providing them with a little place at home so they can focus on this as well. Who knows, maybe even enjoy it. Maybe?
Whether it’s in their bedroom, or a separate office in your home, your children should have an area that is just their own. I recommend having a “homework station” for them to work at each night. A nice little spot set up so that they can block out everything else around them, and focus on their school work. It’s so important for us as adults to have an area like this, perhaps the children need one as well.
Make sure they have what they need. Having all of the necessary supplies will make their lives easier. Be sure to have those pens that they like, the paper they need, and the tools necessary to encourage them. Try to have a system set up for you both to know when work is complete. Assign files and label them, ‘To Be Done’, and ‘Done’. Keeping their stations stocked and structured makes it easier for all of you to keep track of what is going on.
Make it their very own. All kids, no matter the age, love something so much more when it belongs to them, and no one else. Plus making sure that no one else is using this area gives them one less excuse not to use it. Make it a kids only station by adjusting the height and using colors that appeal to them. They will be able to use it for homework, or just about anything they feel the need to.
Avoid Distractions. Don’t have this station near a TV. Try to avoid distractions that make it harder for them to focus. Avoid the chance of clutter as it just gives them something else to pay attention to.
Make it Fun. Kids love color. Use colors that are stimulating and encourage learning. Yellow and orange are thought of as the best colors to ignite the need for learning. Cool colors like blues are very peaceful and serene. Try to use a lot of solid white, while incorporating elements of color. Give them a comfortable chair and a desk that is appropriate for their height. Desks are better when a solid color, and preferably a neutral tone. Supply lighting that is warm and easy on the eyes.
Some Items to Consider:
For the little ones
For the older bunch.
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